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The Graduate Student Association of Psychiatry (GSAP) is a group organized to promote unity within the Psychiatry Department, organize social events, and promote student initiated projects!


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Alex Enescu


  • Second year M.Sc. student

  • Bio:

    • Research: I work on the relationship between dreams, psychosis, delusions and hallucinatory disorders; or, better said, I’m investigating the common pathways, or internal architectural structures, which may be shared by these conditions.

    • Hometown: I grew up in Montréal: regularly commuting between NDG, The West-Island and Westmount.

    • Affiliation:  Psychiatry Department (Faculty of Medicine). 

    • Hobbies: Write, write, write…  

    • Something to muse on: “Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunnt-rovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk”. 

    • Funding: My work is funded by SSHRC and a Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Mental Health. 


Angela Potes Holguin 

VP Social & Communication

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Bio:
    Angela Potes has completed a Bachelor’s in Science of Psychology (Specialization: Behavioural Neuroscience Option) at Concordia University (2010), followed by a Master’s degree in Psychiatry at McGill University (2016). She currently is a PhD student (year 1) at the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and is an interventionist of mindfulness-based therapies. Angela’s previous research experience has focused in behavioural interventions to support current geriatric psychiatry treatments. Her current research goal is to promote the use of mindfulness and compassion-based approaches in mental health services as her PhD training focuses on program evaluation, planning and implementation of such programs in university students experiencing psychological distress. She is part of the Jewish General Hospital Geri-PARTy research group and the McGill Meditation and Mind-Body Medicine Research Clinic (MMMM-RC). Angela enjoys dancing, yoga, outdoor sports and spending time in nature.
  • Affiliation:
    Angela Potes, MSc in Psychiatry
    PhD student in Psychiatry
    Dept. of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital/Lady Davis Institute, McGill University


Nathaniel Moxley Kelly

VP Academics

  • M.Sc. student
  • Bio:
    Nathan is an MSc student in the department of psychiatry at McGill and his field of study is driving while intoxicated offenders. Specifically, he investigates the influence of personality, cognitive, and biological factors on treatment response and recidivism. Before beginning his university education, Nathan worked as a medical assistant in family practice and addiction treatment centers. For leisure he enjoys reading, hiking with his dog, and taking it easy with friends!


Nevicia Case

VP Finance

  • Third year Ph.D. student
  • Bio:
    Based at the Douglas Institute, Nevicia’s FRQS-funded research is on the combined effects of alcohol and mood on executive function and risky behaviour while driving. She completed both her B.A. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Medical Science at the University of Calgary, where she was also a clinical rater on the Psychopharmacology Research Unit. She has additionally conducted clinical mental health research in Guyana and is involved in various innovation initiatives both on and off campus. She enjoys learning about emerging technologies, traveling, and meeting new people.



GSAP welcome input from its members! If you’d like to suggest new activities, events or academic opportunities, do not hesitate to send us your suggestions!

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